Christmas Brie Crostini Appetizer with Orange-Cranberry Relish

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This Christmas Brie Crostini Appetizer just oozes festive cheer!

Ready in just 30 minutes and made using a baguette, brie, and homemade orange-cranberry relish, these little bites of Christmas are sure to be a winner.

They will liven up any party table and will spread the Holiday spirit amongst your guests!

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Christmas Brie Crostini Appetizer

The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through so that you don’t miss any tips or substitution suggestions and ensure that you have all the ingredients and equipment required and understand the steps and timings involved. Images are for illustrative purposes.

Since this is the time of year when many people are looking for holiday appetizers, I thought it would be a good idea to share these tasty brie crostini with you.

Toasted slices of baguette are topped with slices of brie and a spoonful of delicious relish made with cranberries, orange juice, sugar, and spice.

The relish can be made ahead of time giving time for flavors to really develop, and it is a tasty relish to serve on the side of cheese or cold meats too!

Brie Crostini Holiday Appetizer

Ingredients & Equipment Used In This Recipe

While most ingredients can be bought in grocery stores, for your convenience, any specialized or notable ingredients and equipment needed for this recipe have been listed below and linked to Amazon or other stores if available online.

It may not include staple ingredients such as oil, salt, sugar, etc., as you’re likely to have those in your kitchen. The complete list of ingredients with measurements is found in the recipe card.

  • Fresh ProduceCranberries, Oranges, Ginger
  • DairyUnsalted Butter, Brie
  • Long, Thin Baguette
  • Pure Maple Syrupbuy the good, 100% stuff, anything less is just made up of flavorings and corn syrup.
  • Ground Cinnamon

Recipes on The Purple Pumpkin Blog use both cup measurements and/or weighted measurements. American cups and kitchen food scales are handy pieces of equipment to have in your kitchen as it means you’ll be able to make all of the different recipes on my blog. I try to give American, imperial, and metric measurements in my recipes. Please note, you can mix cup measurements with weighted measurements, but never mix imperial (pounds, ounces, pints, etc.,) with metric (kilograms, grams, litres, etc.,).

Brie Crostini with Orange-Cranberry Relish Recipe

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Brie Crostini with Orange-Cranberry Relish

Recipe Tips

  • For best results, make the orange-cranberry relish a day or two in advance to give the flavors a chance to blend.
  • When you are ready to serve, allow the prepared relish to reach room temperature or heat it briefly in the microwave (for about 20 seconds) to warm it up a bit. This will melt the Brie even more and make for a delicious, warm appetizer.
  • The orange-cranberry relish stores well and can be served on its own as a tasty side dish – so don’t be worried about any leftovers from making these yummy appetizers!

How Do I Make Christmas Brie Crostini?

Check out the printable recipe card below with full ingredients and instructions. Any demonstration photos do not print out to save your ink.

How To Make Brie Crostini for the Holidays

Brie Crostini with Orange-Cranberry Relish

Yield: 30
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

This Christmas Brie Crostini Appetizer just oozes festive cheer!


For the Crostini

  • 1 long, thin baguette, cut into ⅓”/1cm slices
  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 8 oz (225g) Brie cheese, rind removed and cut into thin slices

For the Relish

  • 12 oz (340g) bag fresh cranberries
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 2 Tbsp real maple syrup
  • ¾ cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 tsp fresh ginger, finely minced
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1½ Tbsp orange zest


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4 and line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a nonstick baking sheet. Arrange the baguette slices on the prepared baking sheet and brush with the melted butter.
  2. Place the baking sheet in preheated oven and bake for 7-9 minutes until golden brown. Remove from the oven and place a small slice of Brie on each crostino while it is still warm.
  3. While the bread is toasting, combine the cranberries, sugar, maple syrup, orange juice, ginger, cinnamon, and orange zest in a large saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, for 10-12 minutes or until the cranberries “pop.”
  4. Remove from heat and cool for several minutes. Spoon some of the warm cranberry relish over each crostino and serve immediately. Enjoy!

    How To Make Brie Crostini for the Holidays


TIP: The orange-cranberry relish stores well and can be served on its own as a tasty side dish - so don’t be worried about any leftovers from making these yummy appetizers!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 30 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 107Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 117mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 1gSugar: 6gProtein: 3g

This site uses Nutritionix to provide estimated nutrition. Nutritional information is always approximate and will depend on the quality of ingredients used and serving sizes. If you need exact calories and macros, please do your own calculations.

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